Hovea longifolia (Long-Leaf Hovea) (Fabaceae)

Hovea longifolia (Long-Leaf Hovea)

This wonderful pea-flowered shrub of savanna areas has distinctive linear oval leaves and purple flowers. The leathery looking leaves with very glossy dark green upper surfaces, and purple flowers arranged in the leaf axils along the stem is quite typical of Hovea spp.

Hovea longifolia (Long-Leaf Hovea)

Hovea longifolia (Long-Leaf Hovea)

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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